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Table 1 Characteristics of the sprayed B. thuringiensis insecticides used in this study

From: Application of Bacillus thuringiensis strains with conjugal and mobilizing capability drives gene transmissibility within Bacillus cereus group populations in confined habitats

B. thuringiensis Identified self-conjugative plasmid typea Mobility frequencyb (transconjugants/recipient)
LB medium Soil Leaf
HD73 ori44 1.3× 10−5 (6.5× 10− 6) 3.8 × 10− 6 (2.2× 10− 6) 3.7× 10− 6 (2.8× 10− 6)
4AA1 ori60 5.0 × 10− 5 (2.6× 10− 5) 2.5× 10− 5 (1.3× 10− 5) 1.5× 10− 5 (1.3× 10− 5)
HD73 + 4AA1 ori60 3.3× 10−5 (2.1× 10− 5) 1.2× 10− 5 (6.6× 10− 6) 8.0× 10− 6 (7.0× 10− 5)
  1. aOnly the occurrence of the replicons of ori43-, ori44-, ori60- and orf156/157 -type plasmids which were predicted to carry conjugal gene(s) were surveyed in the transconjugants
  2. bAverage value of at least three independent mating experiments with SE in the bracket